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Cepravin Dry Cow is recommended for routine drying off therapy to treat any existing subclinical infections.
- For intramammary infusion. The contents of one syringe should be infused into the teat canal of each quarter immediately after the last milking of the lactation.
- Before infusion, the teat should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
- Avoid contamination of the nozzle after removing the cap.
- After infusion it is advisable to dip the teats in an antiseptic preparation specifically designed for this purpose.
- After milking is complete thoroughly clean and disinfect the end of the teat
Option 1: For short nozzle intramammary administration hold the barrel of the syringe and the base of the cap in one hand and twist off the small upper part of the cap above the indent mark (the base portion of the cap remains on the syringe) Take care not to contaminate the short exposed part of the nozzle.
Option 2: For full nozzle intramammary administration remove the cap fully by holding the barrel of the syringe firmly in one hand and with the thumb and push up and along the length of the cap until the cap clicks off. Take care not to contaminate the nozzle. Insert the nozzle into the teat canal and apply steady pressure on the syringe plunger until the full dose has been delivered.
Holding the end of the teat with one hand, gently massage upwards with the other to aid dispersion of the antibiotic into the quarter. Finally immerse the teats in a teat dip.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
Intended for use during last trimester of pregnancy once the lactating cow has been dried off. There is no adverse treatment effect on the foetus. Not to be used in cows that are lactating.
- Milk for human consumption may only be taken 96 hours after calving.
- If calving occurs before 54 days after treatment, milk for human consumption may be taken after 54 days plus 96 hours after treatment, ensuring that the milk from at least 7 complete milking is discarded.
- The absence of antibiotic should be confirmed by testing before its milk is used for human consumption. This is advisable because of variation in the milking cows ability to excrete antibiotic from dry cow products.
- In cows suffering from hypocalcaemia, it may be necessary to discard milk for a longer period.
- Animals for human consumption should not be slaughtered until 21 days after last treatment.